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Articles for 2009's budget

This Bill provides for increases in the rates of social insurance and social assistance payments and improvements in Family Income Supplement. It also provides for certain amendments to the social welfare code, as announced in Budget 2009, and includes amendments to PRSI. The Bill also provides for amendment to a number of other Acts, including the Pensions Acts 1990 to 2007, the Civil Registration.

Between April and September 2008, the Government and Social Partners reviewed progress under Towards 2016, the
Ten-Year Framework Social Partnership Agreement 2006-2015.
 
To inform the Review, a detailed Progress Report was prepared on progress since the commencement of the Agreement
under each commitment. A copy of this Progress Report is available at www.taoiseach.gov.ie
 

Working Poor and Children Lose Out in Budget 2009 

Budget 2009 did not protect the vulnerable. The working poor and children lose out in Budget 2009. Other social welfare recipients will also be worse off in real terms in the coming year.